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National Women’s Health Week: May 13-19,2012

It seems only appropriate that Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012, kick off National Women’s Health Week.  So often, women take care of their family, friends & careers, forgetting to be their own advocate and take care of themselves.

The week, observed by the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Office on Women’s Health, is intended to empower women to make their own health a top priority.

It is important that you remember to take the following steps to improve your physical and mental health to lower the risks of certain diseases.


Regularly visit a health care professional for checkups and preventive screenings.  Remember, preventive care is covered 100% by your insurance plan.

Eat Healthy.

Be Active.

Be cognizant of mental health – including stress management (I know, easier said than done) and getting enough sleep.

Avoid unhealthy /risky behavior.


Check out this interactive screen chart exclusively for women.  It includes Bone Health, Breast Health, Colorectal Health, Diabetes, Heart Health, Reproductive Health and Sexual Health, by age group.


For more information about Women’s Health Week, select the link.

So as to not exclude the younger ladies, please visit Health Information for Girls.